It is almost exactly 25 years since the concept of Eastern Woods & Waters magazine was conceived, and 24 years since the first issue was distributed. Our simple goal was to address the frustration we all felt at that time that we were obliged to read American outdoor magazines even when the content was not particularly suitable.
Eastern Woods & Waters magazine was warmly welcomed by the outdoor community in Atlantic Canada. It became the periodical of record in all things outdoorsy—and a forum for discussion on all manner of subjects regarded passionately by our readership.
In the last decade, the world of communication has been changed fundamentally, and irrevocably, by the internet. It’s a mixed blessing.
The outdoor community, here and elsewhere, has embraced the web with unbridled enthusiasm. We are not proposing to follow: we are proposing to lead, as always. We gave you the finest print magazine in the region. We propose to give you the finest and most comprehensive outdoor website in the region, created and designed specifically to you and your needs.
This will take time and commitment. We ask you to bear with us as we build it.
Our first order of business is to load a significant portion of our back issue content over the years. Most of it is still relevant. We don’t hunt deer or catch trout much differently than we ever did. Younger folks still need to learn. It’s a significant body of work. By our best estimate the reconstituted content to which you will eventually have instant access will consist of more than 1 million words—and something like 700 individual articles. We’ve only just made a small start here.
We’ll be inviting you, and the local organizations to which you belong, to participate fully and interactively—in our online forums, our contests, by offering and receiving advice online, by sending your photographs and videos, your stories and experiences, for others to share.
We’ll also be adding new, fresh content on an ongoing basis by season.
And it’s all free.